Unborn babies able to distinguish good wine from the cheap stuff, finds study

on 07/10/10 at 4:27 pm

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Having proved that light to moderate drinking during pregnancy has no detrimental effect on the foetus, doctors now also believe that a mother’s occasional glass of wine can help their unborn child to develop a sophisticated wine-tasting palate which will stand them in good stead in later life.

‘Our research showed that as little as 12 weeks into pregnancy, the alcohol recognition skills of the average British foetus far outstrip those of its counterparts on the continent,’ said Professor Stanley Langthorne who published his findings in a report entitled ‘Drink ‘til You Drop’. ‘These home-grown embryos are already in a position to suss whether they are being given cheap own-brand ‘Riesling’ from Asda or an authentic vintage Merlot.’

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